Mother of three arrested, accused of leaving children home alone

HENRICO, VA (WWBT) - Three young children are in protective custody after police say they were left alone in their home for several hours.

Police responded to the 1500 block of Edgelawn Circle around 10:00 Saturday evening after someone noticed a two, five and seven-year-old child left unsupervised.

The mother, 26-year-old Mahogany Harris, was later located by police.

Officers say the children had been without a guardian for more than five hours.

Harris was arrested and charged with mistreatment of children.

Police say the three are now in custody of child protection services.

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